SEMI comments on 450mm standards collaboration

July 14, 2011 — Jonathan Davis, SEMI, chats about standards development in 450mm and 3D IC, as well as the importance of collaboration, and how it is happening at SEMICON West.

There are a lot of options to continue semiconductor advancement, but they all require collaboration. Complexity is the word, Davis says. SEMICON West is a key event to bring parts of the industry together, in everything from SEMI standards meetings to exhibit hall meetings.

SEMI recently started a task force for 3D IC. In 450mm standards dev: 5 standards are available, 11 are in the pipeline, and more were discussed at SEMICON West. There is "substantial movement" in 450mm exploration, Davis notes. More specific declarations are coming out now, compared to a year ago, from the suppliers and chipmakers with 450mm on their company roadmaps.

Davis also discusses the semiconductor industry investment forecast, which his colleague Dan Tracy addresses here.

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